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Near Fort Loramie in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Loramie's Store 1769 & Fort Loramie 1794

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Loramie's Store 1769 & Fort Loramie 1794 Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Loramie's Store 1769 & Fort Loramie 1794 Marker
Inscription.  
To the west was located
Loramie's Store – 1769
Fort Loramie – 1794

This enemy trading post was
destroyed by George Rogers
Clark in 1782. Fort Loramie
was later built on the same
site by General Wayne.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 21.64′ N, 84° 22.487′ W. Marker was near Fort Loramie, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker was on Ohio Route 66 south of Canal Road (County Route 191). This marker is located along the highway, just north of where the roadway crosses Loramie Creek. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Fort Loramie OH 45845, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Fort Loramie (here, next to this marker); Fort Loramie / The Indian Wars, 1790- 1795 (was here, next to this marker but has been reported
Loramie's Store 1769 & Fort Loramie 1794 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
2. Loramie's Store 1769 & Fort Loramie 1794 Marker
View looking south along Ohio Route 66. The missing marker would have been right by the city limit sign that is shaped like the state of Ohio. I say this because as I recall, there was once an Anthony Wayne Parkway sign, in the same spot, with very similar information as our featured missing marker. Just beyond the trees on the right side of the roadway is Loramie Creek, which the road crosses. Both the trading post and fort would have been to the right (west) of the sign.
missing. ); Pioneer Portage (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Loramie Veterans Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 0.7 miles away); Greene Ville Treaty Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); Miami Erie Canal Mile Stone (approx. 0.7 miles away); Greenville Treaty Line (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Loramie.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series (type C) which was put in place in 1930 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ohio's Revolutionary War era Battle of Piqua, by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission.

In order to accomplish this, in 1929 the state of Ohio created the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, and then in 1930 this commission created 22 military trails, throughout western Ohio, between Cincinnati, Ohio on the state's southern border and Toledo, Ohio on the state's northern border. Each of these military trails represented the routes, or trails, used by military leaders during either the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars of 1790 to 1795, or the War of 1812. Each of these military routes connected various related historical sites, that were marked with Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (type C) markers, along each of the military trails.

The routes of these military trails were in turn marked by type A and type B Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers that served as directional (type B) and distance (type A) markers.

Originally, back in 1930, there were erected 70 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C, markers. To date, there are only 20 some of them that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database. A number of them are presently missing, including this particular marker, which is listed on page 76 of the ORMC 1931 Planning Report.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Loramie's Store 1769 & Fort Loramie 1794 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
3. Loramie's Store 1769 & Fort Loramie 1794 Marker
View looking north along Ohio Route 66. The missing marker would have been right by the city limit sign that is shaped like the state of Ohio. I say this because as I recall, there was once an Anthony Wayne Parkway sign, in the same spot, with very similar information as our featured missing marker.
Loramie's Store 1769 & Fort Loramie 1794 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
4. Loramie's Store 1769 & Fort Loramie 1794 Marker
View of the nearby, Ohio Route 66, roadway crossing of Loramie Creek. Both the trading post, and the fort, would have been built near this waterway, some distance to the right (west) of this bridge.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., June 26, 2019
5. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types
View of the three types of markers used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. The marker on the left is a type A marker, the marker in the middle is a type C (just like our featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
6. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2019.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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